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Monitoring Dashboard is able to provide near real-time monitoring information about your pipelines across multiple instances of the Live Transcoder / Bridge Live.

Monitoring Dashboard example

How to enable Monitoring

Enable monitoring for Docker deployments

In the docker-compose.yml under the environment section, change this line

# - TRC_monitoring_enabled=1


- TRC_monitoring_enabled=1


YAML files require correct indentation, so be sure to check that after you've changed the line, it is indented by two spaces from its parent section environment. You can look at other lines under the environment section to see if the indent of the changed line is correct.

Then you can start the Live Transcoder Docker container with:

docker-compose up -d

Enable monitoring for bare-metal Live Transcoder & Bridge Live installations

Another alternative to enable monitoring is to edit the settings.iniin the Live Transcoder's Advanced setup, changing this line




The environment variable TRC_monitoring_enabled takes precedence over the monitoring_enabled setting in the settings.ini.


The settings.ini method works also for the Docker deployment

Please note that the settings.ini method works not only for the bare-metal installations but also for the Docker deployments. Docker users can therefore enable Monitoring either through the docker-compose.yml method or through settings.ini.

Please consult the Usage guide for information about settings.ini.

Next, find the monitoring_group_id setting, remove the ; at the start of the line and set the value to some unique value. It can be human-readable but it should contain a part that makes it unique, e.g. live_transcoder_group_01_a4502e96. After these changes, the line should look like this (with your chosen value in place of the example value).



Treat this value as a secret! Anyone can see your data on the Monitoring Dashboard if they know the value.

Finally, upload and apply your updated .ini file to Transcoder and restart the service when asked. Next, check that monitoring is enabled.

Check the status of monitoring

You can check the status of the Monitoring service in two places:

  1. On the Transcoder UI Dashboard in the Services and devices status panel
  1. On the Setup / System information page

Note that on Bridge Live devices the status is only shown when monitoring is explicitly enabled in settings.ini as the feature is not released for everyone.

Monitoring Dashboard

The Monitoring Dashboard provides a visual overview of the pipelines tied to a specific Monitoring Group ID. If you have Live Transcoder running with monitoring enabled and currently existing pipelines, you will see the pipelines on the dashboard. Otherwise, you will see a text informing you that no pipelines are visible.

Monitoring Dashboard example

Monitoring Dashboard example

Access the Monitoring Dashboard for Docker deployments

  1. Go to the Licenses page on the Customer Dashboard.
  2. Identify the relevant license, and click on the Monitoring Dashboard icon (next to the status badge).
Monitoring Dashboard icon on the Live Transcoder Dashboard

Monitoring Dashboard icon on the Customer Dashboard

Access the Monitoring Dashboard for bare-metal Live Transcoder & Bridge Live installations

After, you've enabled monitoring in settings.ini, click on the Monitoring Dashboard link

  • on the Dashboard page in the Services and devices status panel
Screenshot from the Dashboard of the Transcoder UI

Screenshot from the Dashboard of the Transcoder UI

  • or on the Setup / System Information page
Screenshot from the System Information page of the Transcoder UI

Screenshot from the System Information page of the Transcoder UI

Monitoring Group ID

To logically group multiple instances of Live Transcoder, a Monitoring Group ID is used. It can be created in three ways:

  • Derived from the license key - only for Docker deployments. You don't have to configure anything. You can see all pipelines from all Live Transcoders that use the same license key in one place. Monitoring Group ID derived from the license key looks similar to this: a5bTD-5_cT0FGbJxbS6GA1opGCwtrxG5uMWdoApA-lU.
  • Custom ID, manually configured in the Advanced Setup - you can set the Monitoring Group ID in the settings.ini by setting the monitoring_group_id setting. This might be useful if you want to monitor Live Transcoders, Live Transcoder on-prem installations or Bridge Live using multiple or no license keys. Please use a unique value (UUID or similar) and treat it as a secret because anyone having access to it can see your data on the Monitoring Dashboard.
  • Temporary - It's automatically generated when no derived or custom Monitoring Group ID is available. It's valid only for one run of the Transcoder service, meaning it's regenerated when the Transcoder service is restarted (or the Live Transcoder/Bridge Live machine reboots).

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